Monthly Archives: December 2007

Post Of The Year Winner:
Big Ass Belle’s Lynette!

Beloved-by-all JMG commenter and blogstress Lynette, author of Big Ass Belle, is the co-winner for 2007’s Post Of The Year for her heartwrenching AIDS memorial, Piano Music. Every week this year, a UK-based cabal of writerly bloggers selected a Post Of The Week, which Lynette won earlier this year with the above-linked entry. A short-list of the weekly winners was ...

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Connecticut Anglicans: We Rather Pray In A Bank Than Allow Gays

A Connecticut Anglican church congregation has decided abandon their historic building, valued at over $7M, rather than continue to be associated with recent liberal stances of their denomination, including the recent ordination of Gene Robinson, an openly gay bishop. The building is owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, not the local congregation. It was the last Sunday service at ...

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Where Will You Be Tonight?

Over one million people will jam Times Square tonight to watch the ball drop. One million people with NO access to a bathroom. The police are recommending that attendees not have anything to drink for at least two hours before arriving. I’ve never done Times Square for NYE, but I’ve been tempted to attend. Seems a shame to live in ...

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HomoQuotable – Sheila Kuehl

“When society tells a young person —- in subtle or, often, not so subtle, ways —- that they are less valuable, perhaps because of the color of their skin, their religious practices or the gender of the person they want to take to the prom, the whole society suffers. “When we mandate that every young person must go to school, ...

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Smak Dem Christians Down

JMG reader Fritz tipped me off to gay singer Jay Spears’ new clip, Smak Dem Christians Down, which is amusing rip on the false notion that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. Note: the opening of the clip features a jab at Ted Haggard that might not be safe-for-work. You may remember Spears’ great 2005 track, I ...

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“Record” Mart

After about a year of “Coming Soon!” signs, the Record Mart in the Times Square subway station has finally opened, probably the first new record store in Manhattan in at least five years. But don’t let the entrance fool you. Those 20 or so records (all Spanish-language, btw) on the wall seem to be pretty much all they offer – ...

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Lyrics By Steinberg & Kelly

Christmas Eve, Orlando, my sister’s house… Six Year-old Niece: Uncle Joe, let’s play singalong! Uncle Joe: Oh, you have a karaoke machine! Neat! The machine, with its large colorful buttons, is clearly made for a child. My niece turns it on and grabs the microphone. The lyrics of the first song begin to scroll up the small screen. I made ...

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And Party Boys Rejoice

From Wired.com: In what sounds like a dream for millions of tired coffee drinkers, Darpa-funded scientists might have found a drug that will eliminate sleepiness. A nasal spray containing a naturally occurring brain hormone called orexin A reversed the effects of sleep deprivation in monkeys, allowing them to perform like well-rested monkeys on cognitive tests. The discovery’s first application will ...

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Putting Their Foot Down

Found this in the window of the White Horse Tavern in the West Village yesterday. I guess they’re fed up.

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Special Saintly NYE Swag

Courtesy of the Saint-At-Large, I’ve got two tickets to give away for their New Year’s Eve party and go-go extravamanza in Times Square. Join The Saint At Large, gaydom’s premier dance party for over 28 years, as it delivers the euphoric rush of the beginnings of a new year in Times Square right into the heart of a gay dance ...

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The Ghost Of Racism Past
(And Probably, Present)

A Ron Paul golden oldie is making the rounds on progressive blogs again. From his 1992 newsletter, the Ron Paul Survival Report: Indeed, it is shocking to consider the uniformity of opinion among blacks in this country. Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty, and the ...

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Castro To Get ’70s Makeover
For Harvey Milk Biopic

This is totally worth a trip to San Francisco. From Matthew S. Bajko in the Bay Area Reporter: The Castro is set to receive a makeover next month – Hollywood style – as the creative team behind the biopic on the life of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to office in the U.S., recasts the gay neighborhood ...

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Broadway Friday

Michael Kidd, the legendary and award-winning choreographer of Broadway shows such as Guys and Dolls and Finian’s Rainbow and movie classics such as The Band Wagon and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers died on Sunday at age 92. Kidd won five Tony Awards over his career and a 1997 Honorary Oscar “in recognition of his services to the art of ...

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Billboard Year-end Charts

From Billboard’s year-end charts: Top Singles 1 IRREPLACEABLE Beyonce 2 UMBRELLA Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z 3 THE SWEET ESCAPE Gwen Stefani Featuring Akon 4 BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY Fergie5 BUY U A DRANK T-Pain Featuring Yung Joc 6 BEFORE HE CHEATS Carrie Underwood 7 HEY THERE DELILAH Plain White T’s 8 I WANNA LOVE YOU Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg 9 SAY ...

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Darwin Award Nominee?

I wonder if the guy who was killed by a tiger at the SF Zoo is eligible for this year’s Darwin Awards? He was 17, so minors probably don’t qualify. SAN FRANCISCO, California (CNN) — The father of a teen who was killed by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo questioned the facility’s safety on Thursday, as police reportedly ...

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Benazir Bhutto Assassinated

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a suicide attack today. RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed Thursday in a suicide attack as she drove away from a campaign rally just minutes after addressing thousands of supporters, aides said. The attacker shortly after Bhutto addressed the rally in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. There ...

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Open Thread Thursday

2008. Predict away, Nostradamus. Bonus points for rhyming quatrains..

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Departure

No new blogging, today is a travel day for me. But something I just witnessed reminded me of this story, one of the first I wrote for JMG. Departure JFK airport. The JetBlue terminal. I’m sitting in the crowded pre-boarding area, waiting for my plane to Florida to arrive. Seated next to me are a man and his young son. ...

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Evening View – Fra-Gee-Lay!

Found this in my sister’s neighbor’s front window. Now that’s Xmas, to me. If you don’t recognize the lamp, go here.

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Morning View – Chimney Snoop

I busted my 4 year-old nephew peeping up the chimney to try to figure out how Santa had gotten into the house. It’s clear and about 75 degrees in Orlando. And yet I miss New York. Go figure.

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